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Indian software engineer 'murdered and cut up' his wife

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Police in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand have filed a murder case against a software engineer for murdering and then cutting up his wife.

They say that they have recovered body parts from the jungles of Mussorie, after the man confessed to the murder.

Rajesh Gulati, 38, told police that he killed his wife after an argument about two months ago.

The Gulatis lived in the US for a while before returning to India. They settled in Dehradun, the Uttarakhand capital.

The BBC's Jyotsna Singh in Delhi says that the widely publicised confession has shocked the residents of Dehradun.

Police say that the suspect told them that he strangled his wife with a pillow in a fit of anger.

He put the body parts in a freezer and began disposing off them in the jungle as and when he got the opportunity.

The suspect allegedly told his four-year-old twins and other family members and neighbours that the murdered woman had gone to Delhi.

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